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March 23
Law's words frame new play

March 2
Wary Catholics return to church

January 25, 2004
Churches report attendance up

January 4, 2004
Dot parish struggles to survive

December 28
Hudson fill-in priest welcomed

December 12
Law prays daily for diocese

November 22
Assignment for Law expected

November 20
Policies on VOTF reconsidered

September 19
Crisis issues in church's future

September 18
Meeting ban at parish is lifted

August 4
O'Malley given warm welcome

August 1
Lawmakers see shades of gray

July 31
An angry protest, and prayers
Voices of protest and support
Three in crowd bound in hope
At BC, optimistic students watch

July 29
Lay group to engage O'Malley

July 24
Many outraged after AG's report

July 21
Law to skip bishop installation

July 18
O'Malley invites Law, victims

July 11
Bishops seek private opinions

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Spotlight Report

Rev. Msgr. George W. Coleman, administrator of the Fall River Diocese


The resignation today of Cardinal Law marks a sad day in what has been a difficult year for the Church in Boston and throughout the country.† It is my fervent hope that the Cardinalís resignation will be a step on the long road to healing, reconciliation, and unity. †

I ask all throughout the Diocese of Fall River to pray for the individuals and their families who have been directly affected by the evil of child abuse.† Let us also pray for the faith-filled laity, clergy and religious of the Archdiocese, including Cardinal Law, who today must bear a heavy heart upon leaving a ministry to which he has dedicated himself for the past eighteen years. †

If any solace is to come from this situation, it will be a deeper awareness that crimes must be treated as such and effective policies must be implemented to ensure the safety of children.

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